Kudzu, the literary magazine of Hazard Community and Technical College, has been publishing work from around the country since 1993. Prior to acquiring the name Kudzu, the college’s literary magazine was titled YarnSpinner. We publish poetry, fiction, and essay.
We have also published works by or about Gurney Norman, Frank X Walker, Kelly Ellis, G. C. Compton, Miriam Woolfolk, and Scott Russell Sanders. A short story written by Carrie Mullins in our 2005 issue was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in that same year we published a Frank X Walker poem, which was later republished in Appalachian Heritage.
In every issue we strive to publish works by published writers as well as those who have never published. We publish good writing.
Students can gain professional experience by serving as either a student reader or editor for Kudzu! First, enroll in an ENG 207 or 208 class with one of the HCTC faculty. Next, after successfully completing one of those courses, he or she can express an interest in working with the staff on the magazine. Positions are filled on an as-needed basis.